“You’ve been told a million times how selective and random the college admissions process is, and the personal essay is your opportunity to speak directly to admissions officers and sway them in your favor. You have to be entertaining, persuasive and passionate, while effectively conveying your personality, character and ideals. And you only have five hundred words to accomplish it.”

–50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked For Them Can Help You Get Into the College Of Your Choice

Quotes like these so terrify high school students, it’s no wonder that they get blocked when they sit down to write their college essays.

The process doesn’t have to be a nightmare. It can actually be an opportunity for the student to learn more about himself and improve his writing skills.

I am Maggie Levine, an experienced writing teacher who can help the anxious senior as well as parents looking to ease the essay-writing process for their child. I am based in New York City but work with students from all over the United States and abroad.

Please click on the links at the top of this page for more information about how my service works and to learn more about me.